07 January 2021, Dubai, U.A.E: ‘ARTYST’, the Premium Fine Arts Store for Artists was revealed at the Al Khawaneej Walk, Dubai when Pioneer Emirati Artist, Mr Abdul Qader Al Rais graced the occasion as the Guest of Honour in the presence of Emirati Calligraphy Artist, Ms Fatima Al Hammadi, Chairman, Mr Abdullah Al Hathboor, Vice – Chairman, Mr Jamal Al Hathboor, Director, Mr Majid Al Hathboor, and CEO, Mr Jaiganesh V of the Al Hathboor Group.
The Artists of UAE can now enjoy a selection of premium assortment of Fine Arts Brands and access to the full portfolio of Daler Rowney, Canson, Colart, Derwent, FM Brush, Mabef, Sargent Art & much more as ARTYST will house all as a one-stop shop.
Mr Abdul Qader expressed: “It is a delight to be here to see premium products being shared under one roof. This is a unique concept & will encourage budding & established artists to come and seek what they desire for all types of Art forms. As a long time consumer of Al Hathboor Products for my paintings, I wish the best for this venture.”
Mr Abdul Qader Al Rais is a multi-award-winning, Emirati painter noted for his abstract art which combines geometric shapes with Arabic calligraphy.
He is a founding member of the Emirates Fine Art Society and the winner of several prizes including the first-ever Sheikh Khalifa Prize for Art and Literature.
He is one of the pioneers of contemporary art in the Emirates, widely exhibited both within the UAE and abroad. His Artwork can be found in Emirati palaces, government offices and the personal art collections of members of the royal family of Dubai.
Al Rais Artworks are showcased on carriages of the Dubai Metro, as part of the Dubai Arts Season and as part of the Abu Dhabi Music & Arts Foundation (ADMAF) Art Collection and is featured in the ADMAF publication ‘The Art of the Emirates’ amongst others.
Ms Fatima Added: “This Fine Arts speciality store created keeping the Artists in mind is one of a kind & a great opportunity for all the Artists in this part of Dubai.
Any Artist that is looking for good brands & quality products should come to this store just as I have been a regular user at the Al Hathboor Group Fine Art materials for over 20 years.”
Ms Fatima Al Hammadi is an Emirati artist with 25 years of experience in Fine Arts & Art of calligraphy that is a mixture between the fine art and Arabic letters.
She is the leader of UAE Graffiti artists, the first local graffiti group and has participated in several art projects that entered Guinness World Records including the longest graffiti wall in Dubai in 2017.
She has partaken in more than 25 national exhibitions, along with international ones in London, Berlin and Sri Lanka.
Mr Abdulla Al Hathboor stated: “The ARTYST will allow us to continue to provide distinct and memorable experiences for our customers. We are grateful to His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum’s insightful vision that embodies a pioneering model for leadership to achieve the ambitions and aspirations in the UAE for the field of Fine Arts.
Under his guidance and visionary initiatives, Dubai has achieved miraculous transformation as a city of positivity, Arts, Culture and an international hub for business and leisure. We look forward to welcoming Artists to the showroom and showcasing the state-of-the-art facilities and unique experiences we can offer.”